Under The Sun

Monday, February 24, 2003



Dialogue

"This point of understanding crystallized for me as I pondered a private conversation I had with someone who had heard my presentation and who told me he didn't think I believe in "dialogue." I was taken aback. "How can you say that?" I asked. "I flew 6,000 miles to be here. I sat next to people with whom I profoundly disagree. I was cordial and collegial. I did not raise my voice. I engaged in no ad hominem. I backed up my assertions with evidence. Now it's up to the audience to decide whether they agree with me or not."

""But you do not believe in dialogue," he repeated testily. "You only care about what you believe.""

--Wesley J. Smith (via Moira Breen)


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